"Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.”
Ms E Neal - Senior Librarian
The School Library is a happy and thriving place of academic study and a well-resourced area offering a wide range of information and resources for Year 7 – 13. There is a comprehensive stock of books, journals and DVDs together with 15 computers meeting not only the academic needs of students, but encouraging their leisure reading.
Introduced to the Library in their first year, students are encouraged to use the space for independent and group study and visit it for teaching sessions. Library lessons are frequently held for classes and have included a World War 1 workshop, a discussion on magic and superstition in Shakespeare and Gothic Literature. Sixth Form students have research skills lessons with the senior librarian. The space is also used for the Extended Project Qualification in Year 13.
Open Monday to Friday in term time from 8.30 – 4.30 (3.45 on a Friday) students may use the Library before and after school, at break and lunch times or during free periods.
The large stock includes specialised books aimed at the older students, non-fiction for all subjects and classic and modern fiction with authors from Austen to Wilson. There are special Literature and History collections aimed at A Level and GCSE students. New texts are bought regularly to ensure a modern and up to date library suitable for all. There is a book of the month on display chosen by one of the students.
The Library also stores the archives of the School and the past yearbooks. The main wall display reflects the year, world events and special occasions e.g. Shakespeare’s birthday, World War One, The Olympic Games.
Currently there are 14 year 7 library monitors as well as 10 student librarians who help with library activities and jobs as well as recommending books to their peers.
Come and visit us soon, you would be very welcome.
The halls & classrooms of Bishop Ramsey fell silent at 11am this morning as we remembered those who gave their lives for us in wartime.
Miss Neal and Thea from Y11 planted poppy crosses in our Garden of Remembrance during the two minutes silence. #RemembranceDay #LestWeForget
Our new Y10 & 11 Mindfulness Club has opened its doors - if you need to declutter your mind and find strategies to cope with daily challenges, come along to WS20 on Thursday lunchtimes. See Mrs Kanamugire for more information. #mindfulness #wellbeing #takecareofyourself https://t.co/ZAiQX0jGHr
Internet Safety: @CEOPUK have produced an animation for parents/carers to watch which highlights the importance of talking to your child about healthy relationships, being safe online and speaking out if they are worried by anything online. https://t.co/lWzdHEjigZ #WhoIsSam